we haven’t been going to the library too often these days. somehow i just haven’t managed to fit it into our daily schedule.
and even when i think i can get it in, something happens during our day that sabotages it. i haven’t even been letting the kids in on when i have been planning it, just to avoid the disappointed stares and tears.
i made it to the library for a few minutes before some errands last night after the kiddos were in bed. and i picked up some books from one of our favorite authors of all time: Bill Peet.
we were first introduced to Bill Peet when we read Capyboppy with the SonLight K curriculum. we have since picked up numerous tales and have laughed at each one.
How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head is no exception. it is the tale of a dragon who gets separated from his family and, left alone to his own devices, turns vegetarian after rescuing a grasshopper from the clutches of a hungry spider. we read how Droofus grows up, goes back to flying, gets chased by Knights from a nearby kingdom, loses his wings in a storm, and saves a farm. the ending is wonderful… i won’t spoil it for you.
if you haven’t read any Bill Peet adventures, i highly recommend them!